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China announces climate target for Paris deal

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01/07/2015

Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris. South Korea, Serbia and Iceland also presented climate targets for the deal that's supposed to be adopted in December as part of a U.N. effort to protect ...

United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer

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01/07/2015

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021. That's enough fuel for 20,000 flights a year but just a drop in United's ...

Health & Climate Change - The Lancet Commission

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30/06/2015

The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change was formed to map out the impacts of climate change and the necessary policy responses. The central finding from the Commission’s work is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. The report is also accompanied by ten underlying recommendations to accelerate action ...

Identify Ergonomic Hazards to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

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30/06/2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has stated that 387,820 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were reported in 2011, which accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year.  This staggering number brings to light the importance of preventing MSDs in the workplace through the science of ergonomics. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), ...

New Degassed Cation Conductivity System for Detection of Corrosive Contaminants in Power Plants

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01/07/2015

High purity water is used in the water/steam cycle in power generation and maintaining its purity is essential to ensure that sensitive equipment such as turbines are not damaged by contaminants. As a leading manufacturer of process analytics instrumentation, METTLER TOLEDO Thornton has launched the the DCC1000 Degassed Cation Conductivity System for use in pure water applications in power ...

EPA Awards Oklahoma over $1.2 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

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01/07/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks. EPA recently strengthened the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases ...

Public consultation on circular economy launched by European Commission

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01/07/2015

The consultation has been launched in order to “present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy, addressing a range of economic sectors, including waste”. The Circular Economy Strategy will be fully aligned with the priorities of the new Commission and will comprise a revised legislative ...

GEA acquires Hilge from Grundfos

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01/07/2015

Since 2004 Hilge has been a part of the Grundfos Group with its sanitary pumps for beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. Due to the Grundfos Groups strategic direction and an outspoken interest from the GEA Group, the Grundfos Group has decided to accept an offer from GEA to acquire Hilge. “With the acquisition of Hilge, we continue implementing our M&A strategy to fill ...

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